United Methodist Women is a community of women whose purpose is to know God and to experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ, to develop a creative, supportive fellowship, and to expand concepts of mission through participation in global ministries. More information about the United Methodist Women as an global entity is available at their webpage. Small study groups or circles meet monthly. The general meeting offers informative and inspirational programs.
United Methodist Women Circles
If you are interested in attending one of the circles listed below, the church office can have one of the United Methodist Women officers contact you.
|Group Name||Meeting Times||Meeting Location|
|Common Threads||2nd Mondays 9:30 - Noon||Room 12|
|Common Threads||4th Mondays 9:30-4:00p.m.||Room 12|
|Enice Bowen||2nd Tuesdays 9:45 a.m.||Room 16|
|Mary Ellen Whitfield||2nd Mondays 7:00 p.m.||Room 16|
|Ogden-by-the-Sea||3rd Thursdays 7:00 p.m.||Members' Homes|
|SALT Life||1st Tuesdays 6:30 pm||Room 212|
|President: Wanda Ingram||Vice President: Kim Emory||Secretary: Nancy Lee Page|
|Treasurer: Sandra Canady||Librarian: Susie Lupton||Historian: Beverly Cheers|
|Nurture & Outreach: Linda Page||Social Action: Meg Smith||Staff Liaison: Charles George|
December 2, 2017 Breakfast with Santa
Common Thread won the 2017 Health Care Heroes Award by Lower Cape Fear Hospice in the Volunteers category! The nomination was made by Rose Hunt. This year there were more than 150 nominations in 11 categories. The judges, who make up sponsors and community leaders in the health care industry, deliberated and narrowed down the nominations to three finalist in each category. Health Care Heroes is an annual awards program and event organized by Greater Wilmington Business Journal. Common Thread was one of 30 other organizations/people featured in the Oct. 20 Business Journal issue and honored on Nov. 11 at the Health Care Heroes event at the Country Club of Landfall. Jeanne Scott was presented with the award.
Elizabeth Laing Thompson writes at LizzyLife.com about clinging to Christ through the chaos of daily life. As a minister, speaker, and novelist, she is always seeking humor in holiness and hope in heartache. She was a special guest speaker at the PVUMW General Meeting on August 29, 2017.
UMW Local Mission Project, Give 5, Read 5 – Over 500 books were donated to Alderman Elementary School to provide summer reading to all students.
2017 UMW Sunday was held on Sunday, April 30 during the 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM Worship Services. Elizabeth White of Evergreen, NC was the speaker for the services. Susie Lupton was the liturgist and Shannon Owens gave the children’s message. A special thanks to Kim Emory for planning and organizing the event and to all those who helped in any way. It was truly a blessing to celebrate the call to mission by United Methodist Women for almost 150 years.
Do you like to read?
The UMW Reading Program offers a variety of books which encourages members to think critically about current issues and often Leads to Action! Read as few as 5 books during the year from the UMW reading list along with Response magazine and receive a certificate. Books are located in the Church library in the UMW Parlor. Some of the books that have been reviewed and recommended are listed below.
- I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
- Called To The Fire by Chet Bush
- Falling into Place by Hattie Kauffman
- Sum It Up by Pat Summit
Education for Mission
- Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain by Benigno P. Beltran
- Coffee, tea, and holy water, one woman’s journey to experience Christianity around the globe by Amanda Hudson
- WHEREVER the RIVER RUNS, how a forgotten people renewed my hope in the gospel by Kelly Minter
- Chasing Chaos: My decade in and out of humanitarian aid by Jessica Alexander
- Good God, Lousy World & Me, the Improbable Journey of a Human Rights Activist from Unbelief to Faith by Holly Burkhalter
- What’s so Blessed about being poor: Seeking the Gospel in the Slums of Kenya by Susan L. Slavin and Coralis Salvador
- Blue Gold by Elizabeth Stewart
- The White Umbrella by Mary Francis Bowley
- Return to Sender by Julia Alvarez
- Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Nurturing for Community
- Miss Brenda and the Loveladies by Brenda Spahn
- Money On Purpose: Finding a Faith-Filled Balance, by Shayna Lear
- Extraordinary Grace, by Gary Chapman and Chris Fabry
- Coaltown Jesus by Ron Koertge
- Finding God in a Bag of Groceries: Sharing food, discovering faith by Laura Lapins Willis
- Not Worth Saving: How a Severely Handicapped Boy Transformed Lives by Ann Joyner
- Reluctant Pilgrim: a moody, somewhat self-indulgent introvert’s search for spiritual community by Enuma Okoro
- Tilly: a story of hope and resilience by